Sept. 30, 2019

We have a celebration this week, plus five new articles, including interviews, gear, and tutorials. But, as usual, let's start with the news.

Motion Array announced a new extension panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC. "The extension gives you access to the entire Motion Array library of templates, presets, stock video, royalty free music, and much more. You can use unlimited [Motion Array] products directly within your favorite Adobe applications like Premiere Pro and After Effects." [Motion Array website] A free trial is available.

Collaboration is the new frontier in editing as more of the editorial workflow extends to teams. A couple of weeks ago, the folks at Cospective contacted me about how their review and collaboration tool, cineSync, was used for Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and other major motion pictures. I thought it would be interesting to interview Cospective's CEO, Rory McGregor, about how cineSync is used today. You'll find this in my Articles section, below.

In other news, while Apple has not announced the date - yet - for the release of macOS Catalina, it will be arriving very soon. The challenge for media folks is to avoid upgrading too early! Last week, Hollywood was virtually shut down due to a bad update to Google Chrome. Who knew a web browser would crash an Avid editing system?  This week, my lead story is a caution about macOS Catalina. This will be a great operating system, but it won't be great the day it's released. If you are thinking of upgrading, you need to read this. Here's the link.

My other articles look at different ways to export media from Premiere and Final Cut, as well as a guest article on creating a custom camera rig to shoot 6K media using the new Blackmagic Design 6K Pocket Cinema Camera. The pictures alone are worth the article!

OH! And the celebration? I began writing this newsletter in January, 2004. Yesterday, as I was working on this week's issue, I wrote my 2,000 tutorial! I sat there, looking at the number and said: "Wow! That's a lot." You'll find tutorials and product reviews in my step-by-step tutorials, while commentaries are in my blog. Use the menus at the top of each page to filter through 15 years worth of work.

What impresses me even more is that I still enjoy writing and sharing ideas with you. And I have some VERY exciting news to announce next week - a sneak peek at a free service we've been working on all summer. Can't wait to tell you about it. Until next week, edit well.

Using HDR Media in
Apple Final Cut Pro X
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Final Cut?

It's easy to get confused!
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is 
* Tips to color grading HDR  
* How to work with RAW, HDR, log
   and ProRes media in Final Cut Pro X
Using HDR Media in
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
RAW, sLog, HDR, 12-bit, 16-bit... What are all these different video formats and how do you work with them in Premiere?

It's easy to get confused!
This session covers:  
* What HDR and log media is
* Limitations of HDR in Premiere 
* How to work with RAW, HDR, and
   log media in Premiere Pro CC
Download: HDR in Premiere Pro  
» " Because It's Here" Is Not a Good Reason ( Commentary)
    » Catalina is coming soon. That doesn't mean you should rush to update.
» Cospective cineSync: Real-time Media Review & Collaboration ( Interview)
    » An interview with Cospective CEO: Rory McGregor.

» Final Cut Pro X: A Secret Tip to Faster Exports ( Tutorial)
    » Fast ways to export segments from a longer movie.

» Adobe Premiere Pro CC: Fast Ways to Export Movie Segments ( Tutorial)
    » Three different ways to export segments from a longer movie.

» Custom-Built 6K Shooting Rig for BMD Cameras ( Tutorial)
    » A reader shares how he created a custom rig for hand-held shooting.
» Protect Your Business & Reputation

» Create a Dual-Boot Mac System Disk

» EQ: Warm a Voice & Improve Clarity

» New Font Menu in Premiere Pro CC
» View all tutorials here.
» Apple Final Cut Pro X: Complete  
» 273: HDR Media in Final Cut Pro X  
» 256b: FCP X Green-screen Keys 
» 248: Basics of Editing in Premiere 
» View all webinars here.
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